An Active Social Life is Essential to Life Enrichment at Kensington Park
Our Kensington Park event calendar is packed with an ever-changing schedule of life enrichment events. This full calendar gives each of our residents a variety of social activities, providing lots of opportunities to stay active and engaged.
An active social calendar, seven days a week, from morning to evening, makes every day interesting and gives all our residents the benefits of companionship.
Benefits of Senior Activities, Companionship, and Life Enrichment
There are so many advantages to an active lifestyle, particularly for seniors.
Research has proven that increased activity and social interaction improves long-term quality of life. Social activities and friendships have been shown to reduce stress, preserve wellness, keep the mind sharp, and increase feelings of worth, especially for seniors.
This is why Kensington Park is always seeking and programming new ways to stimulate the mind, strengthen the body, and nourish the spirit of each of our residents.
Life Enrichment Coordinators Dedicated to Great Experiences
At Kensington Park, full-time Life Enrichment coordinators work with our team to keep our schedule full of diverse and interesting activities. In addition to our dedicated coordinators, we also have full activities staff that assist and participate with our residents in all of the scheduled activities.
Our activities team is attentive to and draws from a wide range of resident interests in an effort to appeal to all. We celebrate the uniqueness of all the personalities in our Kensington Park resident community.
We appreciate that everyone here has something to contribute, whether it’s musical ability, a passion for cooking, or a penchant for golf. By providing a variety of activities and programs, we create ways to share ourselves with each other and create a family rich with dimension.
Kensington Park Partners and Collaborates to Add Opportunities
Kensington Park has pioneered a powerful collaboration and partnership program between our community and several exceptional outside organizations.
Our health and well-being philosophy for enriching the lives of all of our residents is to pursue the prevention of disease processes instead of merely reacting to decline. With our development of strong relationships with exceptional partners, we’ve brought innovative wellness programs, the latest industry research, and advanced support services to our residents.
Arts for the Aging
AFTA’s vision is to model and promote how very important dignity and compassion are in the care of older adults. An essential part of this model is the use of arts intervention strategies to provide accessible and uplifting opportunities to cope with changing abilities as we age.
As the region’s leading arts service organization, delivering life-enhancing and innovative experiences to older people – in daycare centers, nursing homes, assisted living and community centers – AFTA’s customized arts engagements are led by trained artists and designed to minimize the effects of a full spectrum of physical and cognitive challenges.
Immersion in visual, musical, performing, literary, and intergenerational arts programs spark the memory, lifts the spirit and creates social bonds, all so vital to an active and enriching senior experience.
AFTA’s nationally recognized organization and CEO, Janine Tursini, brings creative and essential programming to our assisted living and memory care residents. AFTA’s partnership beautifully compliments Kensington’s ability to foster choice, encourage independence, enrich each day all while engaging residents, family, and friends in a vibrant community.
AFTA makes a difference in the lives of Kensington Park’s residents, adding invigorating color, music, and performance arts to their day. Their passion for the arts mixed with a love for reaching into the hearts of our seniors makes our residents’ lives better.
Learn more about Arts for the Aging and how it benefits our community.
Caregiver Connect offers support and opportunities for education and learning. Helping others often leads to more positive outcomes for oneself. Caregivers benefit from a chance to share their experiences and at the same time, they gain crucial support for themselves and their senior loved one.
Leslie Mason, LCSW-C, a Care Manager for Seabury Resources for the Aging, leads our Caregiver Connect program. Leslie brings over 18 years of experience advocating for older adults. She directs monthly gatherings of caregivers to brainstorm challenges, suggests therapeutic approaches, and provides support.
Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
For more than 25 years, the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) has been working to improve the quality of life for people facing Parkinson’s Disease.
Since 2015, Kensington Park has had a great relationship with the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA). With this partnership, Kensington Park offers both a Communication Club and an Energized Fitness Class for anyone that has Parkinson’s. These classes are led by certified professionals in the areas of speech and physical therapy who have undergone specific training as it relates to Parkinson’s.
These classes are open to the public. A full schedule of our Parkinson’s Communication Club and Energized Fitness for Parkinson’s can be found on our Event’s Page. RSVP and join us for our next class.
We are continuing to add to this platform with dance and swimming.
As part of our partnerships, each March we sponsor the Parkinson’s Symposium and each September the Parkinson’s Walk.
Learn more about the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and how it benefits Kensington Park residents.